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Originally posted by IamBoon
It seems that they evolved away from such texts... but are anchored by collective society and the human will to propagate ideas and genes , live decently, and the freedom of choice.
Originally posted by yeahright
reply to post by IamBoon
If you review the history, and speaking of the USA, they're anchored to the belief that our rights are the unalienable endowment of a creator. That's the original statement we're discussing. I see nothing attributed to any specific religion or denomination. God. Creator.
If there isn't one, is everything permissible?
My view: If there isn't one, then why would anyone assume anything wouldn't be permissible, based upon the subjective nature of what would be determined "permissible"?
You have no rights other than those granted to you by another person. None. Not to breathe. Not to live. If the only rights you possess are those allowed you by a mortal authority, then what do you see as the logical conclusion from that?
See where we're headed?
Back to the original statement, "If there is no god, then everything is permitted." Yes. What prevents anything from being agreed upon as permitted?